The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the New Orleans Pelicans at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cleveland is 19-33 overall and 11-14 at home, while New Orleans is 23-29 overall and 8-16 on the road. The Pelicans are 4-0 against the spread in their last four Sunday games. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games when playing a team with a losing road record.
The Pelicans are 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams. New Orleans is favored by 6.5-points in the latest Cavaliers vs. Pelicans odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 228. Before entering any Pelicans vs. Cavaliers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Cavaliers vs. Pelicans spread: Pelicans -6.5
- Cavaliers vs. Pelicans over-under: 228 points
- Cavaliers vs. Pelicans money line: Pelicans -250, Cavaliers +210
What you need to know about the Cavaliers
Cleveland needs to quickly rebound after losing 135-115 on Saturday against the Toronto Raptors. Collin Sexton delivered 29 points and five assists, while Isaiah Hartenstein added 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four blocks.
The Cavaliers, who have lost three of their last five, are led by Sexton's 24.1 points per game. Cedi Osman pulls in 3.3 rebounds per game and Darius Garland dishes 5.9 assists per outing. The Cavaliers score just 103.9 points per game, while allowing 111.5 defensively.
What you need to know about the Pelicans
New Orleans snapped a two-game losing streak on Friday, downing the Philadelphia 76ers 101-94. It was another big night for Zion Williamson, who almost posted a double-double with 37 points, 15 boards, and eight assists.
Williamson scores 26.5 points per game, while Steven Adams pulls in 8.8 rebounds and Lonzo Ball dishes 5.7 assists per outing. Ball (hip) will miss Sunday's contest against the Cavaliers. The Pelicans score 114.6 points per game, while giving up 115.1 points on defense. New Orleans is 6.5 games behind Dallas in the Southwest Division.
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